July 2018 will see the launch of the latest Be Clear on Cancer campaign by Public Health England. The campaign will raise awareness of ‘blood in pee’ as a symptom of bladder and kidney cancers.

Be clear campaign
Be clear campaign

Be Clear on Cancer aims to achieve earlier diagnosis of cancer by raising awareness of the signs and symptoms. The campaigns encourage people with relevant symptoms to see their GP without delay because finding cancer early makes it more treatable.

The ‘Blood in Pee’ campaign highlights the main signs and symptoms of bladder and kidney cancers.  Men and women over the age of 50 are encouraged to speak to their doctor if they notice blood in their pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’. Additional symptoms to be mindful of include:

  • Pain when Peeing
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • A pain that doesn’t go away, either in the tummy or in the side below the ribs
  • Repeat cystitis which is difficult to treat or returns quickly after treatment

Please consider how you can share, or act on, this important message. For example, you may wish to discuss it in conversation with family and friends.  We would also like everyone in Derby to ‘check before they flush’. The key message to share is if you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor.

Councillor Webb, the cabinet member for Public Health, said:

“To reduce the risk of people dying from bladder and kidney cancer it’s important that everyone knows and looks for the symptoms. This campaign from NHS England could save lives. If you see the symptoms outlined in this campaign, please make sure that you tell your doctor.”

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